Evan, a 9-year-old from Florida, wants to make a deal with Donald Trump: He’s challenged Trump to go vegan for the entire month of January and if he does, he’ll donate $1 million to veterans.
Evan is in the fourth grade and calls Melbourne, Florida home. He made the challenge to Trump on Sunday in a series of advertisements on billboards, television spots and in newspapers.
“He’s the president of our country and pretty much everyone wants a healthy president,” Evan is a self-proclaimed vegan and animal rights activist.
If Trump doesn’t take the challenge the veterans lose out on a million dollars that could make a difference for so many. Evan says that he is confident that Trump can put his love for fast-food burgers and greasy chicken aside for a good cause.
“I think that Trump really cares about our veterans [because] they’re the ones who fought and continue to fight for our country,” Evan said.
Evan shares that he chose Trump because “he has the power to inspire others.”
“If people saw him do this then everyone would hear about it and say, ‘If President Trump did it, maybe I can do it?’” Evan said.
The 1 million won’t come directly from Evan, but from the nonprofit that he represents called Million Dollar Vegan. The nonprofit fights climate change with diet change.”
Million Dollar Vegan was behind other stunts this year including challenging the Pope to try a plant-based diet. The nonprofit says it will be ready to cash out within an hour of Trump agreeing to the challenge.
If he commits, we will give $1,000,000 to America’s #veterans. 🇺🇸
— Million Dollar Vegan (@1mDollarVegan) December 1, 2019
“The donations for this cause are now in escrow,” a press release states.
“Now, I know what you’re thinking,” the statement reads. “Why would I do that? Well, we want to Make America Healthy Again, and a plant-based diet can prevent, treat and even reverse many serious diseases…”
The letter list illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, which some studies have shown could benefit from a plant-based diet.
“It’s really good for your body,” Evan said about being vegan “It helps you every day and you can wake up and feel amazing.”
“I like that you can eat a meal … and animals don’t have to be hurt and the planet doesn’t have to be hurt,” he said.
Evan shares that his favorite food is cashew-cheese quesadillas. Evan shares that he went vegan at 5 years old.
His Instagram account has more than 15,000 followers.
“The president is under significant daily stress and would benefit from this diet change,” cardiologist Joel Kahn stated after finding out about the challenge.
Evan adds that if giving up steak is a concern for Trump he need not worry.
“As a token of our gratitude, we would be delighted to provide delicious plant-based versions of all your favorite foods for you personally at the White House,” he added.